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WESTCHESTER NEW YORK WAGE ATTORNEY- UNPAID WAGES & UNPAID OVERTIME- THE THREE MAIN WAYS THAT EMPLOYERS FAIL TO PAY EMPLOYEES FOR ALL THE TIME THEY WORK.

I. INTRODUCTION– In practice, when an employer fails to pay an employee for all the time he/she works, it’s known as wage shaving. It’s a very simple concept; you do not get paid for all the time you work. There are three primary ways that an employer commits wage shaving. This article explains the three main ways employers shave wages and provides you with a system to make sure you are paid for all the time you work. (more…)

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WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY NEW YORK- UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WRONGFUL TERMINATION, BUT THERE ARE WAYS YOUR JOB IS PROTECTED

I.  INTRODUCTION– As an employment and labor lawyer in Westchester County, New York, I can’t begin to tell you how many calls I get from people who want to sue their employer for wrongful termination. Many of these calls are from people who were terminated under unfair circumstances and are seeking to sue in order to right a wrong. I hate to break it to them that there is no lawsuit for wrongful termination. Most people do not have the job protection they think they have. For example, I have seen someone lose their job because they came to work late too many times because they were caring for a sick child and they were not protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act. This was legal, even though I believe it was morally wrong. This article briefly explains why there is no such thing as wrongful termination and also explains the ways your job is protected. (more…)

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How to join a Union- Westchester County Employment & Labor Lawyer. I.B.E.W interviews Jordan E-Hag, Esq. to share tips on successful union organizing

 INTRODUCTION– As the American Labor Movement struggles to overcome the challenge of declining membership, we have been one of the few local unions that has been able to consistently help working people fight for better wages. As an employment lawyer and labor leader in Westchester County, New York, I have been fighting to make working people aware of their right to organize, and helping them win better working conditions in the workplace.

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Unpaid Wages, Unpaid Overtime- Wage Theft In Westchester County New York. How wage theft occurs and what you can do about it

Introduction– El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a law firm that focuses on unpaid wages and unpaid minimum wage in Westchester, New York and the surrounding areas, and unpaid overtime in Westchester New York and the surrounding areas. As an employment lawyer in Westchester New York, I have seen many instances of wage theft. However, many employees weren’t even aware of that their wages were being stolen because they were unaware of their rights. Here is some information to educate you on wage theft so you can make sure you are paid what you are owed: (more…)

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TIPPED EMPLOYEES- THE TIP CREDIT EXPLAINED

I.  INTRODUCTION

Tipped employees are not paid like most other employees.  Most employers must pay all of your wages directly from the business.  However, employers (bosses) that employ tipped employees have the right to use a tip credit so they do not have to pay you the full minimum wage from the company.  The tip credit allows your employer (boss) to count the tips you are paid from your customers to satisfy part of their minimum wage obligation.  This means that your boss only has to pay you part of the minimum wage while your customer pays you the other part.  The following is a brief explanation to help you understand the tip credit.

The main concepts you need to understand are: (1) Who is legally a tipped employee, (2) What is the minimum wage, (3) What is the tip credit set by law, and (4) your rights as a tipped employee. (more…)

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TIPPED EMPLOYEES- HOW TO COMPUTE YOUR OVERTIME & OTHER PAY THAT YOUR BOSS OWES YOU.

INTRODUCTION

You have a right to receive the minimum wage for each hour worked and overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. Tipped employees, such as waiters/ servers routinely get short changed because their employer (boss) takes advantage of the tip credit and then violates many of the rules regarding how a tipped employee is to be properly paid.  Here is what you need to know as a tipped employee. (more…)

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TIPPED EMPLOYEES- UNIFORM REGULATION & WHAT YOUR EMPLOYER CAN AND CANNOT DEDUCT FROM YOUR PAY?

INTRODUCTION

It seems restaurant employees such as servers, are some of the most mistreated and shortchanged employees working today. Employers seem to try and take as much out of the tipped employee’s pay as possible. Here are the facts to help you know about uniform regulations and what the boss can and cannot deduct from you pay. (more…)

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TIPPED EMPLOYEES TIP POOLING & TIP SHARING, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

INTRODUCTION

A common practice in the restaurant industry is for tip earning employees to combine their tips for the day and then divide the earned tips amongst each other. This practice is called “tip pooling”. Another practice is where employees who earn tips divide the tip amongst the employees who helped to serve a specific customer. This is known as “tip sharing”. Many employers violate the laws that govern how tip pools and tip shares are to be managed. Here is what you need to know. (more…)

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